RICHARD CHIMES is the Executive Director of the Wash n Shop & Star Car Wash Group Group. This complex customer orientated role is well served by Richard, who draws on his previous operations and retail experience to create the focus required within his team to deliver on his promise: “The Best Wash Everytime”
Wash n Shop is proud to have people of the calibre of Richard Chimes as a founding shareholder and senior executive of our company.
SIMON COOK After completing Electronics Engineering, Simon commenced a 21 year career in the computer industry. It was during this time that Simon started his own IT company, where for 11 years he served the IT needs of many businesses throughout Sydney.
Simon joined the Star Group in 2006 to establish the Castle Hill business in Sydney, a flag ship location for Star. It was here, where his strong focus on detail is evident by his continual fine-tuning of the wash process and his commitment to quality. Simon is now an integral part of Wash n Shop & has always displayed the attributes learnt from servicing a large clientele and understands the importance of customer satisfaction. With utmost integrity, Simon continues to be part of the driving force behind Wash n Shop and it is with pride we have Simon as part of the team.
ALLEN CHIMES joined the Star Carwash Group in 2007 and established our Miranda Star Valet Wash in Sydney. Since arriving in Australia he spent 8 Years as Director of a leading Camping Business in charge of Marketing, Sales & Product Development. Here Allen honed his skills in customer service, team building & quality control, skills that have been integral in the success of the business development of Wash n Shop.
Allen has now taken on more responsibility within the Group, developing a long term strategy to ensure consistency & quality across the Wash n Shop Group of Car Washes. Allen has a Bachelor of Arts – Legal from the University of Witwatersrand SA.
KWAN KWAI moved to Canberra in 1992. He graduated from the Australian National University with a Degree in Engineering and a Degree in Information Technology. He became the owner and operator of Lizard’s Car Wash in 2002, now Star Car Wash (Canberra Centre), one of the first valet car wash facilities in Canberra. With his engineering background(s) and experience in the car cleaning industry, he understands the most effective way to clean your car, and he agrees with “The Best Wash Everytime”.
Kwan was instrumental in leading Star’s growth in the A.C.T., where we now have 4 locations. Kwan recently moved to Melboune where he will prove to be the driving force behind the growth and rebirth of Wash n Shop. A leader with hands on experience Kwan should prove to be an invaluable asset to the Wash n Shop Group.